Ultimate Comics X #1

Ultimate Comics X #1
Marvel Comics
(w) Jeph Loeb
(a) Arthur Adams & Mark Roslan
FC 32 pgs w/ ads $3.99 US / Higher in Canada

After slaughtering all the X-men in Ultimatum, writer Jeph Loeb has started the X franchise over. With what’s left of the X-Men permanent members of Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man title, Loeb starts off this series by introducing Wolverine’s son.

This isn’t an ultimate Daken. Jimmy Hudson has been raised by his foster parents, James and Heather Hudson – who are no longer Canadians but American trailer trash living Florida. He’s a teenage hick who races cars and keeps a pet alligator in the trailer park that he lives in. Kitty Pryde shows up and tells Jimmy who he is. The story is just ok – I’m not sure where Loeb is going with this series – other than introducing Jimmy it doesn’t seem to have a direction yet. The main reason I picked this up was for Art Adams’ art which as always is amazing. This first issue didn’t make much of an impression and other than Art Adams, I can’t see any reason to really pick up any other issues. (Shane Hnetka)

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